Get Involved With Artistic Swimming CoachingJanuary 1, 2019
From what roles are available to the different qualifications you can take, find out more below about getting involved with artistic swimming coaching in England.
About Artistic Swimming Coaching
Artistic swimming coaches are vital to giving young athletes the chance to fulfill their potential within the sport.
There are a number of different Artistic swimming coaching roles available in England, ranging from full-time professional coaches at one of the four beacon clubs to part-time and voluntary roles at smaller clubs.
You don’t have to have been an artistic swimmer or been involved in artistic swimming at all to become a coach – Swim England’s comprehensive artistic swimming coaching courses cover all the complexities and techniques of the sport.
However, an understanding of water and knowledge of basic skulling will stand you in good stead.
Artistic Swimming Coaching Qualifications
There are three levels of Swim England Artistic Swimming coaching qualifications. Click the links below to find out more on the Institute of Swimming (IoS) website.
This qualification teaches the basics of coaching Artistic Swimming. It will equip you with the knowledge and tools to actively support a more experienced synchronised swimming coach in the delivery of a pre-prepared session. You must be at least 16 years old to take this course.
This qualification will train you as an independent artistic swimming coach. It will provide the skills needed to plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of training sessions. You must be at least 17 years old and already qualified as an assistant coach to take this course.
This 12-month qualification will enable you to manage and lead a coaching team to support all areas of your programme. It suits ambitious, committed and experienced coaches who are already coaching larger groups of artistic swimmers. There are a number of criteria you must fulfil to take this course, including being at least 19 years old.
Find an Artistic Swimming Coaching Course
There are artistic swimming coaching courses for the roles of assistant coach and coach taking place across England throughout the year.
Head to the Institute of Swimming website to find the course nearest you.